Mary Ellen Harrington 

Your Life By Design created an opportunity for me to open myself up to discovering my purpose and the courage to make decisions that really began my process of leading a more joyful, purposeful life. I discovered my purpose is to create beauty in everything I do.  It was like a light going on!  An obvious theme throughout my life finally put to words.  
Without the opportunity to attend Your Life By Design, I would not have had the courage to commit to my process toward a more joyful fulfilled life. The monthly Community Connect calls with Sheila, Mary and Cindy create the support necessary to stay in community and continue the transition process. 

Claire Pairaud

The retreat was wonderful - working with Sheila, Cindy and Mary through a process of self-reflection and discovery and accompanied by a wonderful group of kindred souls, I could see, little by little, what I wanted to do with my life.

And returning to real life, I felt a sense of openness and possibility (where before it seemed all closed and limited) that has sustained itself! Thank you, and to a better life!


Liz Luna 

I am very grateful to have been a part of "Your Life By Design" workshop as it has helped me to clarify what I want out of life. Being a person that is full of ideas, the retreat helped me narrow down what it is that will bring me the most satisfying results by focusing on my strengths. 

In addition, I was able to uncover the obstacles that are holding me from living up to my true potential. I especially liked that Cindy, Mary and Sheila each bring their own expertise and make the workshop a rich learning experience with their unique points of view.


Megan Johnson

Prior to the workshop with Sheila, Cindy and Mary I was so caught up in the self-imposed urgency of my life that I seemed to operate in a constant state of haste.  I had become ungrounded. 

The retreat made me start to remember what I find truly important and appreciate the vision I have for myself.   The workshop was in a carefully selected environment within a community of people full of respect and openness - which made the experience deeply enriching. 

After working with Sheila, Cindy and Mary the haste and urgency have been replaced by new feeling - everything seems sparkly and exciting again....

Anna Walsh 

As a young professional I found it useful to spend some time reflecting on who I am, who I want to be and how I can get there by knowing myself better.  I used it as an opportunity to  establish my development and career plan for work.

Cape Cod Retreat

Cape Cod Retreat

Quotes from the women who participated:

“Enlightening!  I feel more in line with what I should and want to be doing.”

“The exercises helped me to gain clarity on what I want and also gave me more to think about.”

“I feel like I have started my plan and have a system to continue my life by design.”

“Even though I have experienced a number of like retreats, this one did not fail me.  I was able to put the concepts into my experience.  I’m happy we came.”

“I am so humbled and blessed to have met such a great group of women.  I have some beautiful new friends.  Loved the bonding.”

“I love the interplay between Sheila and Cindy.  It was great to see each of you bring your strengths to the session.”

“Thank you so much for all of your wisdom and ‘being you.’  You left a profound effect.”